Teaching Fractions Using LEGO® Bricks
In Teaching Fractions Using LEGO® Bricks, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn the basics of fractions, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes—LEGO® bricks!
Many students struggle with learning fractions. Teachers struggle, too, in finding ways to teach the concepts. LEGO® bricks help students learn the mathematical concepts through modeling. In this book, the hands-on activities using LEGO® bricks help students learn how to: • recognize fractions • use the vocabulary of fractions • define a whole and represent parts of different sized wholes • add and subtract with like and unlike denominators • represent and understand mixed numbers and find equivalent fractions
The book starts with the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these concepts between grades 2 – 6. Using LEGO® bricks to model math provides a universal language. Children everywhere recognize this manipulative.
It’s fun to learn when you’re using LEGO® bricks!
“The visual models helped my students see and understand how equivalent fractions really work. The activities are super easy to follow and make learning operations with fractions fun for both the students and the teacher!”
Jamie Piatt, 5th grade teacher, Hurley Elementary School, Salisbury, NC